Air League launches UK’s first electric aircraft flying scholarships
Mar23

Air League launches UK’s first electric aircraft flying scholarships

The Air League has opened applications for the UK’s first ever electric-powered aircraft scholarships. On offer this year are five 5-hour flying scholarships, to be delivered by Approved Training Organisation (ATO) Saxon Air based at Norwich Airport. In addition to the airborne training, scholars will also receive simulator training time, ground school, and sustainability-focussed workshops. The school will be delivering the flying...

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Apply for Royal Aero Club Trust bursaries before April
Mar20

Apply for Royal Aero Club Trust bursaries before April

The application window for this year’s series of Royal Aero Club Trust (RACT) bursaries is closing at the end of March and so those interested in applying are advised to act quickly. The March deadline runs inline with The Air League’s powered and gliding scholarships who also require applications to be submitted before April.  Each year RACT awards bursaries to 14–21-year-olds (or up to 24-year-olds for advanced bursaries)...

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The Air League extends scholarship application cutoff date
Mar19

The Air League extends scholarship application cutoff date

The Air League has extended the application window for its powered and gliding scholarships to the end of March to coincide with its new electric aircraft scholarship initiative.  The closing date for applications to the Air League’s Scholarship programme, including flying, electric flying and gliding experiences, has been moved forward by one week. The application period now closes at 23:59 on Sunday 31 March 2024. The Air League...

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British Airways opens application process for its Speedbird ‘self-sponsorship’ new pilot career pathway
Feb26

British Airways opens application process for its Speedbird ‘self-sponsorship’ new pilot career pathway

British Airways is now accepting applications for its Speedbird Self-Sponsored Pathway for aspiring pilots. The self-sponsored programme runs jointly with the airline’s fully funded Speedbird programme, with the main difference being successful applicants must pay for training cost. Candidates who are training at one of British Airways approved training organisations (ATO) including FTEJerez, L3 Harris, Leading Edge or Skyborne, can...

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Airline pilot salaries: how much do pilots earn?
Feb20

Airline pilot salaries: how much do pilots earn?

What does a commercial airline pilot’s salary look like? According to ThePilotGuys it is known that some US pilots earn above $700K annually; figure that could well increase by 40% as a result of the post-pandemic pilot shortage. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics, claim that the median salary for Captains, First-Officers and Second-officers including Flight Engineers is about $203,010 as of 2021. In 2023, it has been possible to...

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